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Sweet and low, sweet and low

Language: English

Sweet and low, sweet and low
   Wind of the western sea,
Low, low, breathe and blow,
   Wind of the western sea!
Over the rolling waters go,
Come from the dying moon, and blow,
   Blow him again to me,
While my little one, while my pretty one, sleeps.

Sleep and rest, sleep and rest,
   Father will come to thee soon;
Rest, rest, on mother's breast,
   Father will come to thee soon;
Father will come to his babe in the nest,
Silver sails all out of the west
   Under the silver moon!
Sleep my little one, sleep my pretty one, sleep.


Translation(s): GER GER GER GER

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Note: The Princess: A Medley was first published in 1847. This poem was added in the 1850 edition.

Submitted by Virginia Knight

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by Marian McLaughlin, Anthony L. W. Scott.

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Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Sanft und sacht", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:51
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Word count: 99

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Wiegenlied

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Süß und sacht, sachte weh',
Wind du vom westlichen Meer;
Sacht, sacht wispre und weh',
Wind du vom westlichen Meer!
Über die rollenden Wasser geh',
Komm vom sinkenden Mond, und weh',
Weh' ihn wieder mir her;
Nun mein holdestes, nun mein Herzenskind schläft!

Schlaf' und ruh', schlafe du fest,
Vater ja kommt zu dir bald;
Fest, fest, ans Herz mir gepreßt,
Vater ja kommt zu dir bald;
Vater kommt suchen sein Bübchen im Nest;
Unter dem silbernen Mond aus West
Silber segelt und wallt:
Schlaf', mein holdestes, schlaf', mein Herzenskind, schlaf!


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in English by Alfred Tennyson, Lord (1809 - 1892), appears in The Princess
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Stephen Adams, William Henry Anderson, Johan Backer-Lunde, Joseph Barnby, Sir, Otto Dresel, Gustav Holst, Sidney Homer, Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman, Alfred Humphries Pease, Graham Peel. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Adolf Jensen (1837 - 1879), "Wiegenlied", op. 53 (Sechs Gesänge für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 2 (1873-5), published 1876 [voice and piano], Breslau, Hainauer [
     text not verified 
    ]

Text added to the website: 2011-07-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:30
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Word count: 91